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Skates on the Bay

4844 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Waterfront (134)
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Skates on the Bay is known for their fresh market ingredients, innovative menu, and spectacular views of the bay, Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay Bridge, and San Francisco.
This beautiful and historic waterfront gathering place for fresh seafood and unmatched views of the San Francisco Bay, recently completed (April, 2012) a major interior design renovation, including the addition of a new raw bar, glass-walled private dining room and innovative menus. Originally opened in 1983 in the Berkeley Marina, the reimagined Skates on the Bay is a stunning restaurant to enjoy cocktails at sunset, late night Happy Hour, weekday lunch, weekend lunch or brunch with the family or dinner with a date any time of year.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Seafood, Steak, Sushi
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Hours of operation
NEW YEAR'S DAY BRUNCH 11am-2pm Jan 1, 2018
Lunch: Mon-Fri: 11:00am-3:00pm
Brunch: Sat -Sun: 10:30am-2:00pm
Dinner: Sun-Thur: 3:00pm-9:00pm, Fri & Sat 3:00pm-10:00pm
Bar: Sun-Thur 11:00am-10:00PM Fri & Sat 10:30am-11:00pm
Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 4-6pm
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Phone number
(510) 549-1900
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Ryan Karsten
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Our Private Dining Room offers groups up to 74 the opportunity to enjoy their special event in a glass-walled private area, without compromising the breathtaking views that Skates on the Bay is known for.
please contact us for menus and availability.

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Cross street
University Ave.
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Parking details
Free public parking located across the street. We ask that you please do not leave anything visible inside your car.
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Public transit
The AC Transit, #9
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Special events & promotions
Throwback Thursday Menu available every Thursday thru Nov 17th
Featuring Old Favorites from the past
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Our new Private Dining Room offers groups (60 seated and 80 standing) the opportunity to enjoy their special event in a glass-walled private area, without compromising the breathtaking views that Skates on the Bay is known for.

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What 4844 People Are Saying
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vipDorinP (Chicago)
2.0  Dined 2 days ago

Great view. Atrocious food.

vipMike (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

Very nice. Food was very good. View Excellent. Our waiter was really good too and did not rush us at all.

5.0  Dined 3 days ago

We tried to get a table by the window but they are all full, so we got the next table which has great view also. We will definitely come back but hopefully we can get the window.

MariterT (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined 3 days ago

I was requested a table by the window well in advance and I was not accommodated for a window table. So I was very disappointed on that factor.

5.0  Dined 3 days ago

I went here with my husband and son( 6 years) for my husbands birthday. We had a great time. We were seated at a table that was at a large window, near a fireplace. The ambiance in the room was perfect, the wait staff were friendly, professional and made us feel welcome. The food, Yes the food. IT was DELICIOUS!!!!! I had the crab and prawn fetucinnie, my husband ordered the incredible seafood louie with the BBQ prawns over cheddar grits and my son whose taste buds is not adventurous, had the cheeseburger off the kids meal. The Food was INCREDIBLY GREAT. I would recommend this to my family and friends who want to go to a great restaurant with great food and great drinks. We will definitely be back and soon......

5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Outstanding service, great food and drinks. Can't wait till my next visit

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Lovely view at sunset but very cold inside, especially by the window. I am usually warm not cold, it was too much for my 90 yo mom.
We moved to a warmer table. The waiter was good. He was available, informative, warm and knowledgeable but not overbearing or saccharine.
Everyone enjoyed their food. I had the steelhead which was delicious. Everything was fresh with balanced flavor.
Overall a good evening.

vipcarrette (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

This is a good, dependable place for a meal any time it is open. There is a nice bar, comfortable dining area, and upscale and inventive menu items. Skate's is as perfect for the "everyone wants something different' group, as it is for people who like traditional dining with a twist. Plus, they have a KILLER view. Best in the Bay Area. Bring your out-of-town guests here.

vipSandraL (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Excellent lunch...sat at a window table and had lovely views....will return again and again...

vipsunflower (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined 5 days ago

Despite being seated at a less than preferable table, we had delicious food served by an excellent waiter (I think his name was Brian....he sang well!

4.0  Dined 5 days ago

I love the view- food is great and atmosphere is comfortable. i come here often to celebrate or just because I want a good bite of food and great vibes

foodbabybay (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Good meal with great service. They treated us very well on our anniversary. Only downside was having to wait for a table even though we had a reservation; the wait was not to long though.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Had a great meal. Celebrating my daughters birthday. Only one thing we regret. My mother, who loved her shrimp and crab fettuccine never saw her food again after asking for it to be boxed to go. No worries I'll just take her back the next time she has a craving.

vipWhyme (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

We go to Skates from time to time, and have always enjoyed it. [There is a large bar area, but we always sit in the dining room.] This time we were entertaining a cousin from Wisconsin. We had great seats and a great view out over the Bay on a very clear evening. Our cousin was impressed by the food and also the view.

arby (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

The setting is wonderful right on the bay, consistently competent food, friendly service.